| by Jamila Sidhpurwala | 2 comments

Earth Architecture – sustainable construction materials and practices

In olden days, buildings were born out of the materials and skill available nearby. However, globalization and advancements in technology made it possible for materials and construction techniques to spread. The result was similar looking architecture worldwide, without a thought to context and environment. With the ongoing discussion over climate crisis and man’s impact on […]

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Interior architecture – generating interior design concepts

Interior designers need to generate new design concepts for each unique project. Translating this concept into the final design which also aligns to the client’s need is the designer’s challenge. Quite often, designers and students succumb to copying or re-using ideas. Be it their own in a previous project or an image of another project, […]

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Top 10 interior designers in Bangalore

Bangalore’s cosmopolitan vibe and vivid art and culture scene resonate strongly in the city’s architecture and design front. Bold, experimental designs, fresh approach towards forms and fascinating precise details set apart interior designers in Bangalore. The intelligent play of materials, minimalist and sustainable thinking, modern contemporary touches and aesthetic fused with function are underlying features […]

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Kiara Lighting – Inside Kerala’s Foremost Designer Light Boutique

Lighting designer Anusha Vivek talks about starting Kiara Lighting, Kerala’s foremost designer light boutiques.

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Steps to become a Fashion Designer in India

Fashion design is the premium choice of many young creative aspirants, who want to delve into the garment industry and make their mark on India’s fashion circuit. The clothes, outfits and fancy dresses in India depict our vibrant culture and progress. Designers today are reaching out to bigger and better platforms, some making their niche […]

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Concrete in Sao Paulo – the city as an organism

Sao Paulo is the biggest city in South America, with 1521,11km² and 12,8 million people. The city was founded in 1554 by Jesuits, but had its biggest growth from the midst of the XIX century, due intense immigration from Japanese, Italians, Spanish and Lebanese. The city grew like an organism, attracting people and life from […]

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Street food stalls – Rethinking the quintessential Indian street cart

With the Corona lock-down in place, the one thing that Indians are missing is the eclectic Indian street food. There is no doubt that India has one of the most vibrant, delicious and affordable street food options in the World. Be it the simple ‘Chaat’, junk/fast food, to tea or ice lollies to complex food dishes […]

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Quarantine as an Artist – a graffiti guide

What a time to be a Graffiti artist! Look at it from the bright side. People are helping each other, taking their precious time to do something for someone else they might not even know. A boy scout somewhere in the States has made a separable element to ease the pain from wearing a surgical […]

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How architecture can tackle mass-migration and refugee crisis

The Guardian headline on March 30 read, “India racked by greatest exodus since partition due to Corona Virus”. In any crisis, it’s the poor who suffer the most. However, recent events just showcase how fickle our world is. The possibility of everyone becoming a migrant or a refugee are ripe. The question is when. Thus, […]

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